Hiking is one of those things that I always want to do, but never end up making the time. So for my birthday weekend, it was my first choice. We explored the Potomac Heritage Trail. It is so close, and has everything I want in a hike: shade, water, and rocks to scramble! I can’t believe how close it is to the city, and yet feels a world away. It was actually pretty technical, and, at my best, I felt a bit like a billy goat.
I had the loveliest day — calls from family, singing nieces and nephews, and sweet thoughts from friends throughout the day. (Thank you everyone!) And the people here in my life, made the entire weekend so very special. I went to sleep with enormous gratitude for having a body that could enjoy that hike, and grateful for the many thoughtful people I am very lucky to know.
I can’t wait to get back on this trail. Next time, I plan to stop and take photos of all the baby ferns I adored along the way. But for now, the rocks. 🙂